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Pre-school just six years old celebrates an ‘outstanding’ success




Dickleburgh Pre-School has been rated outstanding by Ofsted. ANL-161002-143924009
Dickleburgh Pre-School has been rated outstanding by Ofsted. ANL-161002-143924009

A south Norfolk pre-school established just six years ago has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Found to be ‘good’ during the last inspection by the government watchdog in July 2011, Dickleburgh Pre-School, based at the village’s primary school, now has 52 children on its register, and has been extended twice since it was established.

We are a very dedicated team. There are seven people in the staff team, and the hard work and dedication has paid off
Sue Brown, pre-school leader

The report concluded children were “exceptionally eager” to learn, senior leaders “constantly review and address practice and the organisation of the preschool,” while diversity, equality and inclusion was “at the heart” of the group’s work.

Sue Brown, pre-school leader who has more than 15 years experience in the profession, told the Diss Express: “We are absolutely delighted.

“We are a very dedicated team. There are seven people in the staff team, and the hard work and dedication has paid off.”

Mrs Brown, who previously ran a pre-school in Gislingham before working at Dickleburgh Primary School as a support teacher, said the pre-school was always looking to improve despite their latest report.

“I think our partnership with parents is exceptional,” she explained. “We recently added Online Learning Journeys for children which has been excellent. Parents can access online things the children have been doing at the pre-school.

“We have high expectations of our children and we want to push them to get their next steps to the best of their ability.

“The transition to school is something we work very hard for. We are getting them used to that transition to school, and we work very closely with Dickleburgh Primary School.”

The report added the pre-school could improve by exploring further ways of extending the “exciting” opportunities for children who prefer to learn and play outdoors. Mrs Brown added they were looking to “make improvements” to their “excellent” outdoor area.



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